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American College of Radiology-Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center
Since we launched the Lung Cancer Screening Program 9 months ago we have scanned 300 patients.
According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States and is the cause of more deaths than colon, prostate and breast cancer combined.
The major contributor to this deadly disease is smoking, thus making lung cancer preventable. Despite the risk factors related to smoking, many people choose to smoke which elevates their risk for lung cancer.
Today, there is HOPE. There is a way to screen people who are at high risk for lung cancer through Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening.
The goal of low dose lung cancer CT screening is to save lives. Without low dose CT lung screening, lung cancer is usually not found until a person develops symptoms. At that time, the cancer is much harder to treat. However, yearly lung screening with a low-dose CT has been shown to save lives by finding lung cancer early, allowing for planned treatment and positive outcomes.